Past Classes & Workshops

Brenda has been conducting workshops and teaching classes for many years, covering a variety of subject matter and mediums, and working with artists of all levels. Step-by-step demonstrations, discussions on design and technique, and one-on-one interaction are integral parts of these classes.


Past Classes

NEW! Wonders of Winter in Watercolor with Brenda Kidera

May 16, 2020

9:30am-12:30pm

RESCHEDULED: NOW STARTING NOV 24

18 yrs + / 3 weeks

Learn to build a wintry scene using step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Elementary knowledge of watercolor necessary. $8 Reference material fee due at first class. Bring your own supplies.Supply list provided on ActiveNet. Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr   9:30AM-12:30 PM  Tuesdays

(Oct 6, 13, 20)

Registration Begins Wednesday, August 5th, 6pm: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/

NEW! Light Effects–Drama in the Landscape with Brenda Kidera

February 4, 2020 - March 10, 2020

18 yrs + / 6 wks starting Feb 4 

Learn to capture the drama of light and weather in this composition. Color theory and how to build a painting like this will be discussed. Elementary watercolor knowledge helpful. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. $20 reference materials fee due at first class.  Supply list provided on ActiveNet. Bring your own supplies. Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr   9:30AM-12:30 PM  Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

(Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, 10)

Registration Begins Wednesday, December 4th, 6pm: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Workshop: Landscape

January 13, 2020

11:00-4:30pm

Hosted by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
To Register: 301-490-2001
Deadline: January 12, 2020

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
I hope you will join me for this popular, fun, one-day workshop. Learn how to work with pen and ink with watercolor washes to produce small, lively, casual paintings. This class is great for those of you who already enjoy or would like to learn travel journaling. Reference materials will be supplied. Learn how to make even poor travel photos into beautiful small color sketches. There will be step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction. Knowledge of elementary watercolor is helpful. There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

Watercolor: Ready, Set, Paint!

December 3, 2019 - December 10, 2019

18 yrs + / 2 classes starting Dec 3 / $56 + $8 ref. materials
Gain confidence, learn technique and strengthen skills quickly! Work on a new, 6×6 small painting each week. Bring your own art supplies. Elementary knowledge of watercolor is necessary. Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Reference material fee due at first class.  Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

Bright & Beautiful Flowers in Watercolor

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Hosted by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
To Register: 301-490-2001
Deadline: October 3, 2019

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Watercolor: Flowers & Cut Glass with Brenda Kidera

October 8, 2019 - November 19, 2019

18 yrs + / 5 classes starting Sep 3 / $139 + $8 reference material fee
Back by popular demand! From NEW reference materials (that are provided), learn to build a painting using step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Once complete, you can have the painting printed as cards in time to send out for the holidays. Elementary knowledge of watercolor necessary. Reference material fee due at first class. Bring your own supplies.  Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.
Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Workshop with Brenda Kidera

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Hosted by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763
To Register: 301-490-2001
Deadline: October 3, 2019

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day
I hope you will join me for this popular, fun, two-day workshop. Learn how to work with pen and ink with watercolor washes to produce small, lively, casual paintings. This class is great for those of you who already enjoy or would like to learn travel journaling. Reference materials will be supplied. Learn how to make even poor travel photos into beautiful small color sketches. There will be step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction. Knowledge of elementary watercolor is helpful. There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera

September 28, 2019

10:00-3:30 pm

 
Hosted by the Baltimore Watercolor Society
The workshop will be held at:
Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
Date: 28 Sep 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT  
BWS Member Registration: August 17th 2019    10:00 a.m.
Non-Member registration opens: August 31st 2019      10:00 a.m.

Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate
For online registration, visit www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events

Watercolor Holiday Cards with Brenda Kidera

September 3, 2019 - October 1, 2019

18 yrs + / 5 classes starting Sep 3 / $139 + $8 reference material fee
Back by popular demand! From NEW reference materials (that are provided), learn to build a painting using step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Once complete, you can have the painting printed as cards in time to send out for the holidays. Elementary knowledge of watercolor necessary. Reference material fee due at first class. Bring your own supplies.  Info: Danielle Bassett, 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.
Gary J Arthur Comm Ctr 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Tuesdays
2400 Rte. 97, Cooksville, Maryland 21723

Pen & Ink with Watercolor – Great for Traveling Journaling!

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019

4:30pm

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063
Savage, MD 20763

I hope you will join me for this popular, fun, two-day workshop. Learn how to work with pen and ink with watercolor washes to produce small, lively, casual paintings. This class is great for those of you who already enjoy or would like to learn travel journaling. Reference materials will be supplied. Learn how to make even poor travel photos into beautiful small color sketches. There will be step-by-step instruction, demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction. Knowledge of elementary watercolor is helpful. There will be a lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

To Register, call HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: 301-490-2001
Cost: $240
Deadline: May 11, 2019

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